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Best Sandwiches in Hoboken + Jersey City? A Hoboken BNR Shares Her Picks

by Elena Gergis
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New Jersey is known for making some of the best food in the country, especially when it comes to sandwiches. From cheesesteaks to Italian subs to chicken parm topped with fresh mutz, there is surely something to satisfy every craving. In need of lunch inspo? We’ve got you covered on where to find the most delicious sandwiches around. Read on for a list of the best sandwiches in Hoboken + Jersey City, from a Hoboken BNR.

Hoboken

The Roast Beef Special at Fiore’s | 414 Adams Street

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Fiore’s, located at 414 Adams Street, is a classic Italian deli and has been serving the community since 1903. This deli is best known for its legendary roast beef and mutz sandwich drenched in brown gravy. The addition of hot peppers is optional but highly recommended. The roast beef special is served on Thursdays and Saturdays, so expect a line. Plan to arrive early or call ahead to place your order and don’t forget — this spot is cash-only.

The Hoboken Girl Breakfast Sandwich at Alessio’s Cafe | 539 Park Avenue, Hoboken + 99 Franklin Street, Jersey City

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In March 2024, Alessio’s Cafe collaborated with the Hoboken Girl team for the debut of our very own Hoboken Girl Breakfast Sandwich to highlight York Street Project, a Jersey City non-profit combating poverty in the area. The sandwich is made with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, avocado, homemade crispy hashbrowns (gluten-free), and jalapeno + avocado aioli, and it can be served on sourdough bread or a wrap. The bread or wrap can be substituted to be gluten-free. We may be biased, but can confirm that it’s delicious. Alessio’s also recommends adding breakfast sausage or bacon to the sandwich. The sandwich was originally going to be a brief pop-up option, but HG and Alessio’s decided to make the sandwich a permanent menu item, with a new local charity partner each quarter.

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The Vodka Chicken Parm at Hot House | 606 2nd Street

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Hot House Pizza is located at 606 2nd Street between Jackson and Monroe. This Hoboken gem serves up a delicious vodka chicken parm sandwich that locals love. It is made with crispy, breaded chicken cutlet, smothered in vodka sauce, and topped with mozzarella cheese. A half sandwich is a large enough portion for one and makes an ideal meal for lunch.

The New York at Lisa’s Deli | 901 Park Avenue

Lisa’s Deli is home to some of the best mutz in town. Its best-selling sandwich called the New York, is made with breaded chicken cutlet, fresh mozzarella, red onions, tomatoes, roasted red peppers, arugula, and balsamic vinaigrette. Its hot sandwiches are popular too, with freshly made, quality ingredients. This deli strives to make everyone feel like they’re eating a home-cooked meal at Nonna’s house.

The Losurdo at Losurdo Brothers | 410 2nd Street

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Losurdo Brothers, an Italian deli and bakery, has served the Mile Square since 1975. Among its most popular sandwiches is The Losurdo, made with crispy chicken cutlet, prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers, arugula, and balsamic glaze. All sandwiches are made on freshly baked bread, in-house.

The Fuggeda’boutit at Luca Brasi | 100 Park Avenue

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Luca Brasi is another local staple located at 100 Park Avenue. Its most popular sandwich is the Fuggeda’boutit sub made with ham, salami, capicola, fresh mozzarella, and roasted peppers. For those looking for a gluten-free option, the deli will put any sandwich on a platter.

Pietro’s Favorite at M&P Biancamano | 1116 Washington Street

One of uptown Hoboken’s most visited spots, M&P Biancamano has been serving up delicious eats since 1981. Owners Pietro and Teresa Biancamano run the deli completely on their own. This deli’s most popular sandwiches include the chicken parmigiana sandwich, the chicken cutlet sandwich with fresh mozzarella and broccoli rabe, as well as Pietro’s Favorite sandwich made with ham, capicola, prosciutto, pepperoni, and mozzarella, weighing in at 2.5 pounds.

The Everything Cheesesteak at Piccolo’s | 92 Clinton Street

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Piccolo’s is famous for serving some of the best cheesesteaks around for almost 70 years. It is no secret that the most popular sandwich here is the Everything Cheesesteak sandwich with perfectly grilled steak, cheese, hot peppers, and loaded with french fries.

The Italian Cuban at Vito’s Italian Deli | 806 Washington Street

Vito’s, located at 806 Washington Street since 1986, is best known for its award-winning mozzarella. As per its website, the Italian Cuban was voted Hoboken’s Best Sandwich. It is made with pork loin, black forest ham, sharp provolone, mutz, pickles, and garlic mayo, toasted to perfection.

 

 

Jersey City

The Soprano at Andrea Salumeria | 247 Central Avenue

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Andrea Salumeria is home to some of the best hoagies around. It’s no surprise this deli is one of the top-rated in Hudson County on Yelp. One of its best-selling sandwiches is the Soprano, made with sopresata, prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, and extra virgin olive oil.

The Number 17 at Cangiano’s Marketplace | 225 Pavonia Avenue

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Cangiano’s Marketplace, winner of the Hoboken Girl Best Deli in Jersey City award three years in a row, has sandwich-making down to a science. One of its most popular sandwiches is the number 17 made with prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, and in-house spicy fig jam. Another equally popular sandwich is the number 33, which is toasted and has sliced porchetta, burrata cheese, roasted peppers, arugula, and balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

The Griot Sandwich at Griot Cafe | 398 Central Avenue

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Griot Cafe is an Afro-Caribbean fusion eatery located in the Heights. Its most popular sandwich is the Griot Sandwich, a plantain-based sandwich that comes with a tangy slaw, seasoned guacamole, and a choice of pork, chicken, or egg, with pork being the most popular. A vegan version of the Griot Sandwich is also available.

The Italiano at Mordi’s Sandwich Shop | 320 Communipaw Avenue

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Mordi’s Sandwich Shop is a favorite among locals in the Bergen-Lafayette area of Jersey City. Among its best-selling sandwiches are the Breakfast Schnitzel, the Chicken Parmigiana, the Italiano, and the Crazy Cuban, all of which feature its signature crispy chicken cutlet. The HG Team got to try the Italiano, and it did not disappoint. It is made with crispy breaded chicken, mozzarella, baby romaine, cherry tomatoes, pickled red onions, roasted red peppers, and pesto aioli.

The JFK at Salumeria Ercolano | 1072 West Side Avenue

Salumeria Ercolano is best known for its sandwiches and wraps, which are named after Jersey City streets. One of its most popular sandwiches is the JFK, made with prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, arugula, roasted red peppers, and balsamic vinaigrette.

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Da Bear at Sub Culture | 260 Newark Avenue

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SubCulture is a small, family-owned restaurant bringing all of the 80s and 90s vibes, with old-school movie posters on the walls and Nintendo game systems on display. Among its top-selling sandwiches is Da Bear, made with classic Chicago Italian beef topped with au jus and mild or hot giardiniera. Da Bear was inspired by a trip owner Nick Roda took to Chicago a few years ago, in addition to the hit show The Bear.

The Chicken Vodka Parmesan at Veloce Specialty Sandwiches | 457 Baldwin Avenue

Veloce Specialty Sandwiches, in the Heights, is an authentic Italian sandwich shop. Its best-selling sandwich is the Chicken Vodka Parmesan made with crispy, breaded chicken cutlet, topped with vodka sauce and melty, mozzarella cheese.

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